In Act I, Scene iii of The Merchant of Venice, explain the stanza, "This kindness will I show; Go with me to a notary, seal me there Your single bond; ...In what part of your body pleaseth me."

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In The Merchant of Venice, the hostility between the Jews, in the form of Shylock and, the Christians, in this case Antonio is obvious. Shylock has recognised an opportunity to avenge some of the wrongs done to "my tribe" so thinks about something other than money that would perhaps make Antonio look like a fool by agreeing to it. The deal between Shylock and Antonio is almost sealed and they are shortly to confirm the terms. Now is...

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